Manager, Benefits & Wellbeing

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Jan 30, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Manager, Benefits & Wellbeing

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Global benefits and retirement manager who exhibits a passion for the development and execution of organizational wellness strategies, particularly in the area of mental health. As a critical priority of Ontario Teachers’ strategy, this role will have a direct opportunity to contribute to the leadership, development and implementation, governance, branding and communications of a Global total rewards and wellbeing strategy by leveraging global experience in benefits, wellness, and retirement.

Who you'll work with

As a member of our award-winning People & Culture team, reporting to the Director, Benefits & Wellbeing, you will assess, build and implement high quality, holistic health wellness and retirement programs that are aligned with our Wellbeing purpose, goals, and priorities. You will leverage partnerships externally to bring insights and help manage programs to support over 1,500 employees.

What you'll do

  • Provides input into the strategy and direction of Wellbeing programs for Teachers’.

  • Recommends and leads/executes the implementation of wellbeing programs, in alignment with the Wellbeing Strategy

  • Supports planning efforts which includes third-party benchmarking and tapping into global external trends/insights to identify gaps and support recommendations.

  • Manages all aspects of an employee-focused wellness initiatives including program design, employee communications and program administration.

  • Handles health, life, retirement, and time off programs and policies across 6+ countries including contract renewals, administration, relationships.

  • Coaches/guides junior team members across the broader Global Total Rewards team.

  • Coordinates communications and marketing efforts associated with all aspects of programming including website, print and social media.

  • Contributes to quarterly updates and annual executive report that summarize initiatives, outcomes and value.

  • Manages relevant external providers (benchmarking, benefit design consultants, etc.)

  • Contributes to continuous cost and productivity analyses of wellbeing program initiatives.

What you'll need

  • University degree, preferably in health sciences or related field

  • 5-7 years of benefit and retirement experience globally; additional experience across Total Rewards considered an asset.

  • CEBS designation or completion of Benefits (GBA) or Retirement (RPA) courses; HRPA or similar courses

  • Technical knowledge of benefit and retirement practices, processes, and policies

  • Current and evolving knowledge of Wellbeing approaches, trends, issues, and market leading practices in workplace health promotion and health care & retirement programs including the design, development and direction of related programs and services

  • Strong business acumen including an understanding of business strategies, competitive challenges and the financial impact of HR decisions

  • Innovative thinking and decision-making skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and a customer-focused/employee-focused mind-set are crucial

  • Solutions focused with a simple and practical approach

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral and written), with the ability to address individual perspectives of those you are advising

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong collaborative relationships.

  • Comfortable presenting, articulating strategy and points of view from both in front and behind the scenes.

  • Strong project management and change management approach

  • Commitment to working with issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • Competitive time off

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring.  We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves.  To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application.

Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

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